Several sources are confirming for me that potential criminal investigation is underway into alleged insurance fraud by Hartford City employees and Board of Education employees.
The allegations are that at least 17 Board of Education employees and possibly as many as 20 City of Hartford employees had been collecting health insurance benefits for themselves and dependents while not being eligible for such claims. Many of the claims apparently resulted in persons staying on the City insurance after a divorce or other event which would have made them ineligible to collect benefits.
Sources familiar with the investigation stated that the matter is being investigated by several law enforcement agencies, including the Hartford Police Major Crimes Division detectives, the Hartford County States Attorney's Office and the FBI.
Currently, according to sources, the States Attorney is looking at the financial threshold for losses to be pursued for any criminal charges. At least one employees is estimated to have collected at least $700,000 in benefits they were not entitled to , although the threshold may be set at anyone collecting $2,000 or more in benefits they were not entitled to.
We the People first reported on this story in the following post back in August of 2018, although the Board of Education was less than forthcoming in releasing any details https://wethepeoplehartford.blogspot.com/2018/08/executive-director-of-financial.html